Sustainable Gardening Course

permaculture and gardening

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**Our next course commences Tuesday 8th October 2019

Interested in hands on sustainable gardening? Enthused about growing your own organic fruit, herbs and vegetables to share with your family and friends?

If you want to know more about organic gardening but don’t know where to start than this course is for you. Join CERES Trainer, Justin Calverley as he introduces you to the basics of horticulture, permaculture and organic gardening. This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to confidently propagate seedlings, save seeds, grow vegetables and more!

This course can be delivered at your own community garden plot. If you have a group of 10+ participants interested in completing this course at your location.

Session Outline:

  1. Intro to sustainable gardening and permaculture principles
  2. Soils and their preparation
  3. Composting, worm farming and fertilisers
  4. Organic vegetable production
  5. Organic fruit production
  6. Bushfoods and Berries
  7. Seed saving and propagating
  8. Water Management and Guild Planting

** A certificate will be issued upon completion of at least 75% of the course

This is an ACFE Approved Pre-accredited Course where the cost is subsidised for eligible participants. ACFE Information and Eligibility.

ACFE Eligible participants are deemed eligible through an interview process with our career pathways officer. The costs for these participants are $65 - ACFE Information and Eligibility.

Contact Karen Mengell on 9389 0127 or karen.mengell@ceres.org.au for more information and to book an interview. 

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What you will learn
  • Intro to sustainable gardening and permaculture principles
  • Soils and their preparation
  • Composting, worm farming and fertilisers
What you will get
  • A selection of expert CERES Trainers providing hands-on practical experience balanced with theory covering a variety of urban farming topics; Information fact sheets.
  • Dedicated garden space at CERES to put learning into practice.

What to bring
  • Comfortable enclosed shoes/boots
  • Gardening gloves
  • Appropriate weather gear eg sunhat
  • Pen and paper
  • Lunch
  • Enthusiasm to learn and get your hands dirty’
What to wear

Casual (Warning: This might get messy)

Refund & Cancellation Policy

CERES Education requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email CERES Education to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Cancellations and Refunds

CERES reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient numbers.

If we cancel the workshop you will be entitled to a 100% refund, or you may choose to transfer to another date, subject to availability.
If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain a 10% administration fee.
If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain 100% of your workshop fee.

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22 December 2019 • Sustainable Gardening Course

Before doing this course I thought I knew a bit about gardening, turns out I didn't! I learnt so much that I have been able to put into practice in my garden which in turns has easily doubled its yield. Plus Justin was a fabulous teacher with so much knowledge about everything and anything that grows on this earth, I could listen to him talk all day.


10 December 2019 • Sustainable Gardening Course

I found the Sustainable Gardening course to be really fun, engaging, and informative. Our instructor, Justin, was a fantastic teacher and it was a joy to come to class every week. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in learning the basics of sustainable gardening.


10 December 2019 • Sustainable Gardening Course

This is an awesome course. Can't recommend it enough. It will have you viewing the world through a different lens. Such great skills and principles for our times.

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